Living Low Velocity
At Globe, as skateboarders, surfers and snowboarders,
we spend a lot of time doing what we love outdoors,
so we are conscious of our environment.
We’re far from perfect, but we’ve stepped off the fast fashion
treadmill and are focused on producing premium evergreen
clothing for the modern explorer.
We are using more sustainable fibres in our fabrics
and rigorously testing our clothing for fit, function and
durability. It’s all about making quality clothing that is low velocity.
More sustainable fibres and materials mean more durable products that are low velocity and have less impact on the environment.
Cotton grown with organic agricultural methods uses fewer pesticides than conventional cotton and therefore reduces exposure to toxic chemicals that can end up in the ground, air, water and food supply. Organic farming can also reduce the pesticide exposure risks for farmers along with cotton and textile workers. For our first Low Velocity range, all the cotton stock was sourced from GOTS certified organic yarn and in future ranges the final product will carry even more explicit certification. See GOTS for more.
Repreve® Recycled Polyester
Repreve® is a sustainable and UTRUST® certified eco fibre made from recycled plastic bottles. By using Repreve® recycled polyester fibres instead of virgin polyester, we’re preventing wasteful landfill, saving energy and reducing the need for the primary extraction of crude oil. See REPREVE for more.
Cocotex® Coconut Polyester
COCOTEX® upcycles coconut husks into activated carbon that is then mixed with polyester, creating a fast drying, odour resistant yarn. Over 20 billion coconuts are harvested each year and the majority of their outer husks treated as a waste product. With COCOTEX® we’re using a more sustainable fibre along with avoiding landfill waste. See COCOTEX for more.
PFOA-Free Durable Water Repellent
Water and stain repellent coatings help you stay dry and clean, and keep your clothing in good condition for longer. Traditionally Durable Water Repellent (DWR) formulas used potentially toxic Perflourooctanoic acid (PFOA) to produce such coatings, but with the Low Velocity range, we choose to use PFOA-Free formulas avoid these chemicals. See RUDOLF for more.
PVC and Phthalate Free Inks
Garment screen printing has traditionally employed PolyVinyl Chloride (PVC) based inks. These chemicals can include phthalates which can be harmful to human health. Avoiding their use means safer conditions for workers and safer products all round. Our first range of Low Velocity does not contain any PVC or Phthalate-based inks
YKK Natulon® Recycled Zippers
Made by the established leading zip manufacturer worldwide, YKK, Natulon® zipper tapings use recycled plastic to keep more waste out of our landfills and reduce reliance on sourcing virgin plastics from the oil industry. That’s why we’ve chosen Natulon® as the default zipper tapings on all Low Velocity products. See NATULON for more.
Low Velocity Warranty
We rigorously test our clothing for fit, function and durability.
It’s all about making quality clothing that lasts.